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Befriending Volunteers Urgently Needed
Do you have 1-2 hours to spare per week? The Good Morning Service Donegal's Befriending Scheme urgently requires volunteers for all areas of Inishowen. The Befriending Service matches volunteers with people over 60 years of age who feel isolated, lonely or are housebound for whatever reason.
The volunteer provides companionship, support and a 'friendly face' within a structured befriending framework. Our specific Dementia Befriending Service has the additional aim of giving carers a little time out. Garda Vetting will apply and full volunteer training will be provided. For more information contact 074 93 21598 or email .

TUS Scheme Positions Available
The Good Morning Service also have a few places on the TUS scheme to fill, the positions are Admin Assistants and Befrienders. We are looking for Men and Women who have an interest in supporting Older People in the Inishowen area. You must be receiving Job seekers Benefit/Allowance for 12 months to qualify. For more information contact 074 93 21598.

Inishowen Disability Community Action (IDCA) is an organisation based in Carndonagh that provides a mini bus service for people with disabilities in Inishowen. Users must be members and Annual Membership is €5.00. Forms can be requested via email or telephone.
Email: or Tel: 083 809 1435.

Would you like to 'communicate online' with friends & family by St. Patrick's Day? Easy & Free classes in basic internet use are being offered by a local communications graduate. "I am keen to make it a fun weekly social in February, during which you will learn to 'get online' - have an email address, find information, share photos, make video calls and stay safe online." says Kathleen O'Hara Farren, facilitator for the national programme Digital Skills for Citizens (incl. ICA, IFA, ICOS, IFJ). Call Kathleen on 074 93 81000. Free classes now in Carndonagh, Greencastle/Moville and elsewhere if requested.

Volunteers are urgently needed for Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic Violence Service. Are you interested in becoming part of a team in supporting families in Inishowen? For further information please call 074 93 73337 from 10am to 1.30pm Monday - Friday or email .

Colgan Community and Resource Centre: The committee of the Colgan Hall are looking for new members. This committee has worked tirelessly to make the hall the great community centre it has become. We have a lot done but a lot still to do. Come along to the hall and join our committee and be a part of great things to come. Everybody welcome.

Children in Crossfire: Advent boxes will be available at the doors of the chapel from next weekend. Funds raised will provide vital health care and nutrition to some of the world’s most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

IDP Computer Courses
Inishowen Development Partnership is offering the following courses, subject to demand, in both Buncrana & Carndonagh. Please call Katie at 074 93 62218 for more info or visit .

Serenity House is offering a free counselling service every Friday in Moville. Referrals from HSE, G.P. and others. For further information telephone 0864515729.

Are you aged 65 or over? Then why not avail of our Free Internet Training which can be provided in a variety of settings such as your own home, libraries, day centres or community facilities. You will be taught how to make use of the web, send email, Skype, banking online, etc. For more information or to book a place contact Sinead at Inishowen Development Partnership on 9362218.

Saddlerock Cycling Club meets on Sunday mornings 10 am, Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm at Tul na Ri, Car Park, Carndonagh. All levels of cyclists welcome. Great exercise and good banter. Contact Brendan on 086 6031230 or Oliver on 087 6672896.

Volunteer Car Scheme
Do you find it difficult to access affordable transport to attend medical appointments?
Do you find it difficult to travel on or access public transport?
Are you over 65 years of age?
If you would like to avail of the scheme or would like to learn more about the scheme please contact Noreen Murphy on 074 93 22291 or Cormac Skinnader or 087 9861606 at Inishowen Development Partnership, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana.

The cancer support and social club meet in Milltown House Carndonagh at 7.30 on the second Monday of every month. The group is a friendly group and welcomes anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, patient, carer, family member or friend. It is a tough journey for everyone and sometimes sharing with others can help .
For further information contact Deirdre on 087 7634596 or Margaret on 0863445066 any time.

The Friendly Face Befriending Scheme is aimed at further reducing the social isolation of people over the age of 60yrs in the Inishowen community through the matching of a volunteer befriender with an individual who may feel socially isolated or vulnerable. Volunteers will participate in comprehensive training and have Garda Clearance before they are matched with a befriendee.
We are urgently seeking volunteers from all over Inishowen so if you have a few hours to spare each week we would be very happy to hear from you.
If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email: .

Ceolan school of music is a newly established community initiative for teaching music to children aged 6-18 years.
Our main focus is traditional Irish music. Tuition will be offered in 1) whistle 2) fiddle 3) button accordion 4) piano accordion 5) traditional singing. Tuition will also be available in other instruments depending on demand: harp/ flute/ pipes /banjo /mandolin /bouzouki /traditional piano accompaniment / introductory classical violin / music theory.
Fees- €10 to enrol in the music school for the year. This covers operational costs and provision of all teaching materials. Each weekly lesson is €6/hour. Pupils will be divided into classes depending on ability. Class numbers will be limited.
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in Moville Community College. We have a limited stock of fiddles that can be loaned out for a small fee. For further information and to enrol: please contact Clodagh Warnock / Roisin Mc Grory on 086 1522322.

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